Celia Rufey answers your tricky carpet questions
Suitable carpet colour for stairs
Can you suggest the best carpet colour for concealing the wear and tear caused by our active young sons?
Mid-tones are the most practical; dark colours highlight bits and light ones show marks. Choose an 80 per cent wool (the most naturally resilient fibre), twist pile in a heavy domestic quality. Halls and stairs take punishing wear from outdoor footwear, so look for a mid-tone grey-brown or green-brown. For a wide range of carpet colour shades, visit Cormar Carpets and Victoria Carpets.
Photograph by Joanna Henderson